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A Review of "Ashes"

Introduction This is completely unlike any book I've reviewed before on Bitty Book Nook! Ashes by author Sharon Gloger Friedman is abundant in culture, hardship, and beauty--an inspiring tale of perseverance for a Jewish family in the early 20th century. The author was kind enough to give me a .mobi file of the novel for free in exchange for an honest review, so, without further ado, let's get to that rating!
My Rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis:"Easter Sunday, 1903 ushered in three days of government-sanctioned brutality on the Jews of Kishinev, Russia. In the aftermath of slaughter, rape, and destruction, Meyer and Sadie Raisky escape to New York City with their thirteen-year-old daughter, Miriam. Their home and business gone, reeling from devastating personal tragedy, the Raiskys cling to the promise of a better life in America. But upon arriving in New York City, Miriam and her parents quickly learn that promises are easily broken in the tenements of the Lower East Side. When circ…
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A Review of "books, bits & bobs"

Introduction I would like to start off by thanking author Daniel Abrahams for his tremendous patience in waiting for this review! I was honored to be approached by him and given this collection of short stories in exchange for an honest review. I don't usually receive many short story collections, so it was a pleasure to get to read books, bits & bobs over the holidays and get the opportunity to provide some feedback!
My Rating: ★★★★
Synopsis: "Ranging from dark thriller 'linear' shorts, one paragraph thought provoking pieces to an apocalyptic novella of unseen proportions, Daniel Abrahams has drawn together a collection of his fiction writings stretching back to 2011, for his first collection of short stories and second fiction release: Books, Bits & Bobs.
Books, Bits & Bobs swings from dreamlike states of romance and comedy, to tragedy, betrayal, and beauty; traversing the everyday to the everlasting. Featuring characters who are reviled, revered, rampant a…

A Review of "Between Two Minds: Revelation"

Introduction Newly mind-migrated hero Ryan is back in the sequel to Between Two Minds: Awakening and ready to unravel the mysterious history of the origins of mind migration. I received a free .mobi file of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can attest that Between Two Minds: Revelation by author D.C. Wright-Hammer is a pulse-quickening sci-fi ride that is every bit as thrilling as the first book in the series!
My Rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis: "Book One took readers' breath away. Book Two will blow your mind!
Ryan attempts to move on with life in his new body, but some things are easier said than done. When he stumbles upon a cryptic letter from the past, he becomes obsessed with learning the truth about Charlie's life and the mind migration procedure. But the more truth he unravels, the deeper the lies go.
Truth is a double-edged sword. Nothing is ever what it seems.
The true origins of mind migration are only known to the cursed individuals who had the misfortune of…

A Review of "Between Two Minds: Awakening"

Introduction Author D.C. Wright-Hammer's exciting sci-fi novel will be sure to keep you on your toes! As the first in the series, Between Two Minds: Awakening illustrates a twisting storyline between two off-beat characters that have much more in common than they might think. Mr. Wright-Hammer offered me a free .mobi file of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: ★★★★
Synopsis: "How much would you pay for the body of your dreams? For Ryan, it might cost him everything.
As a paraplegic, Ryan's always dreamed of walking. He saved a small fortune to undergo a common procedure in his time to transfer his mind into a physically fit host body. Afterwards, his obsession with walking is immediately overshadowed by a strange and frightening side effect unraveling the reality he once knew.
Plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very last chapter.
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A Review of "In Numina"

IntroductionIn Numina by author Assaph Mehr is a thrilling, magical mystery set in a time and place very similar to Ancient Rome. It is the second book in the "Stories of Togas, Daggers, and Magic" series, but a reader does not have to read the books chronologically in order for the novel to make sense. Mr. Mehr approached me with a .epub file of In Numina for free in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis: "This is the second story of Togas, daggers, and Magic - for lovers of Ancient Rome, Hardboiled detectives, and Urban Fantasy. A rich landlord finds tenants are abandoning his apartment buildings, spouting tales of horrific events and whispering that the old gods - the numina - came alive and cursed the buildings. Enter Felix, a professional fox. Dressed in a toga and armed with a dagger, Felix is neither a traditional detective nor a traditional magician - but something in between. Whenever there is a foul business of bad magic, Felix is hired to sniff…

A Review of "Lords of St. Thomas"

Introduction Mid-October is, arguably, the most stressful time of year for a college student, and I am certainly not the exception of that idea. That being said, in the midst of all of my midterm exams, I was absolutely delighted to have such an amazing book to read during study breaks. Mr. Jackson Ellis sent me Lords of St. Thomas as an .epub file in exchange for an honest review, and I was pleased to find out what a touching and heartbreaking tale Mr. Ellis' debut novel posed for me.
My Rating: ★★★★★
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A Review of "Quick Fix"

IntroductionQuick Fix is an exciting, blood-pumping heist novel with a variety of twists and turns, and I happily absorbed every page. Author J. Gregory Smith displays his thrilling creativity and his knack for spinning a story in the first novel of the "The Reluctant Hustler" series. When I received Quick Fix as a free .mobi file in exchange for an honest review, I was pleased to discover that I couldn't keep my eyes off of it!
My Rating: ★★★★★
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When Kyle's shady best friend turns up and offers him a "once in a lifetime chance" to regain his job and life, all for just a couple night's work, Kyle figures he's got nothing to lose. The police,…